User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
All-time favourite factual programmes/presenters. with Pangolin on the Pub Forum

Picture of The Yellow Wagtail
Image posted by Jonathan Wilde
Submitted on Friday, 16th March 2018
With picture contributions to 4257 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (3 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

The Yellow Wagtail, Yeovil

St Johns Road
Yeovil
BA21 5QA
Phone: 01935422207
Correct details

Served areas

Reviews of The Yellow Wagtail (Average Rating: 3 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Jonathan Wilde left this review about The Yellow Wagtail

I wasn't greeted with the welcome E TA got but there was a small child between the two doors to enter the lounge. Maybe my timing of just after they opened at 3pm rather than the 1.30pm advertised on their website complete with the wrong area dialing code forced me to go on an hour walk to photo the 5 lost pubs in this hilly part of Yeovil.

I quite liked it but I'm not fussed where I go. As no real ale on it's not really going to be a place to head for but for ticking all pubs it's a must.

The white van trades all rolled in after a productive day to watch the gold cup. One person backed the winner so that's him in the pub all night spending the winnings as until it being payday today he'd been short of cash.

When attempting to not walk back to town I found out that one taxi company has it as a banned address but it was fine for me to go and stand outside the nearby shops so maybe some truth in E TA's experience of the place and potential anti-social clientele.

On 16th March 2018 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 362 recommendations about 343 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


E TA left this review about The Yellow Wagtail

A down-market 1960s estate pub on a busy through-road. A gang of gobby young teenagers blocking the entrance sets the tone, while the gang of gobby smokers – presumably the parents of the teenagers – echoes it at the back door. The air is further disturbed by the over-loud jukebox. The main bar is busy and lively, full of locals enjoying each other's company. The rear games room has all the fun and character of Margate out of season, dominated as it is by a huge screen onto which live football is projected. Romance is alive though, as one rather drunk person did at least get a chair for his female companion, placing it to his side and slightly back so he could ignore her for 90 minutes while not missing the match. There were also a pool table and a selection of gaming machines in the games room. No real ale, the whole pub stinks of stale smoke and there is no welcome for strangers, so I suggest giving this one the bird.

On 20th July 2017 - rating: 4
[User has posted 2532 recommendations about 2510 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


BobOs . left this review about The Yellow Wagtail

Rough council estate pub - grubby around the edges and mediocre beer. Staff are friendly enough which is more than can be said of the chavvy regulars. Well below average - shame because 30 years ago it was a really good pub with excellent beers and food.

On 10th July 2011 - rating: 2
[User has posted 370 recommendations about 355 pubs]

External web links for The Yellow Wagtail

Pubs Galore is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Yeovil Pen Mill, 0.8 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Yeovil Junction, 2.78 miles, 53 min walk (show)
Thornford, 4.24 miles, 1 hr 21 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Yellow Wagtail, Yeovil
16th Mar 2018, 17:51
Picture submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved
 
16th Mar 2018, 17:51
Picture submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 01 May 2017 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 01 May 2017 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 01 May 2017 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 01 May 2017 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 01 May 2017 by E TA
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 01 May 2017 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 01 May 2017 by E TA
  • Darts : Yes last updated 01 May 2017 by E TA
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 01 May 2017 by E TA
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 01 May 2017 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 01 May 2017 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 01 May 2017 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 01 May 2017 by E TA
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 01 May 2017 by E TA
  • Real Ale : No last updated 01 May 2017 by E TA
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 01 May 2017 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 01 May 2017 by E TA
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed